Thursday, July 19, 2012

Catching My Breath

After weeks of life being set to go.go.go. work has finally slowed down for me. I am beginning to catch my breath. It's kind of been like running a long race. There are times you can't see straight and feel like you are going to keel over, but you keep pushing forward. You keep putting one step in front of the other and eventually you cross the finish line. When you finish, it takes a moment to breathe normally again and it may take a couple of days for your feet and body to stop aching.

Yesterday afternoon I tried to savor an afternoon snack of hot coffee and chocolate pie... 
Jack had other ideas. Evidently naps are not for teething babies.

That is what this week has been like for me. Trying to return to a sense of normal without the constant motion of being busy with work. It's a good thing, but it's also been hard to adjust to. Learning to find and keep my life in balance is something that I have to work on continually. Life is always changing and I am doing my best to change with it.

On top of that Jack is in the throes of teething. For his sake, I'm extremely thankful that my work has slowed. He needs me right now. A lot. Yesterday he just wanted to be held. Any time I took him near his nursery for a nap, he bawled. Daniel could distract him for a little while, but mostly he just wanted his mama.


  1. No baby, but I completely understand the need to re-group and feel human. Glad things have slowed so you can be with Jack while he needs you so much.


    1. Thanks Ashleigh! I definitely had these kind of moments pre-baby. It is just one more ball to juggle with a baby in the mix!

  2. Sometimes babies just want their mommies. I greatly dread the day this no longer becomes the case. So glad life slowed down at just the right time for you and Jack!

    1. I hear you Sarah! You blink and they are already doing something new. I love each phase, but it is a little sad to think that some day our little ones won't want to be hugged and kissed all of the time. I never thought I would feel this kind of attachment! It continues to amaze me how much Jack has changed me in ways I never expected.


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